That's a very interesting study made by Ahrefs.
It's something that I believe many of us are wondering about when we are doing backlinking.
https://ahrefs.com/blog/links-with-traffic-study/

It's really worth the read and I will just put here one of the main conclusions:
"itís possible to rank on the first page of Google without links from pages with traffic even if other pages in the SERP have such links.""